I think I'm turning alternately blue and red from laughing so hard at that "incident"!
If I saw this in a movie or a sit-com, I'd think, "Never in a million years would that happen in real life!" Being a prof' in the English department, well, obviously, Patti Schroeder has a flair for writing, which makes the account all the more screamingly hilarious.
And the cat still sniffed out the sink after all that?! I'm surprised that animal ever set paw within the kitchen again!